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Manyama Opens Up About His Move To Turkey

Manyama Opens Up About His Move To Turkey

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 09, 2017 06:23 PM

Lebogang Manyama has opened up about what it has been like adjusting from Cape Town to Turkey.

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana international completed his move from Cape Town City to Atiker Konyaspor after the closure of the South African transfer window on August 31.

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Speaking to the South African Football Association’s website, Manyama has revealed how he has adjusted to his first move to Europe.

“First and foremost, it was a dream come true, I wanted to go test myself in Europe and luckily I went to a team that is more or less like Cape Town City, family-wise. Everybody was welcoming, it’s just a matter of me putting in good performances week in and week out and things will get better from there,” the Bafana international said on SAFA’s official website. 

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“The level of professionalism is very high, players are more focused on being very good at playing the ball technically, the pace is not the same as we have in South Africa and teams don’t go pound for pound – it’s more tactical, you have to know where to be at the right time. It has been a very good adjustment and I still have a lot to learn,” he added. 


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Mentashe Joined: 21 Dec 2015
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Mentashe Oct 10, 2017 11:51 AM
ALL THE BEST BOY AND DON'T LET THIS DISEASE OF AGE THING BE YOUR STUMBLING BLOCK, GO FOR A KILL NTWANA.
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Down_And_Out Oct 10, 2017 09:21 AM
Age is really not on his side
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Mr_Down Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mr_Down Oct 10, 2017 09:13 AM
Jola ka da my boy, you wont be foreigner anymore
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msipholar wa lekhosi Joined: 28 Feb 2017
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msipholar wa lekhosi Oct 10, 2017 07:46 AM
get yourself a Turkish girlfriend, u will settle quicker.
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Mvenya M. Oct 10, 2017 05:54 AM
SOON SOON MANYAMA WILL BE PLAYING IN DA PSL,HE'LL NEVER ADJUST THERE IN EUROPE,MANYAMA Z TOO OLD FOR EUROPE NOW!
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Diski Legend Oct 09, 2017 08:37 PM
Once soccerladuma speak to a player, they post about that conversation more than 3 times. Fresh news please, there are some world cup qualifiers, U17 world cup, Puskas and Ballon D'Or nominees but we're fed by the same news daily.
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Warras4khosi Oct 09, 2017 08:33 PM
@Setlaboswa i read that almost 40% population of Turkey are from Syria and other parts of Arab countries.
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setlaboswana Oct 09, 2017 08:19 PM
@City_Barca_Bucs, to be fair to Manyama, he did make a special thanks to Coach Tinkler when he received his PSL award. For me that was enough to acknowledge and appreciate the Coach's contribution to his form.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 09, 2017 08:13 PM
Lets hope u wll not quit lyk Mashamaite who fail to copie in uerop and cum back soon,keep on hardworking and learn to fyt for ur place
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setlaboswana Oct 09, 2017 08:09 PM
What about Turkey-Syrian conflict?
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Makarina Oct 09, 2017 07:29 PM
All the best ntwana. Keep up the good work. God bless.
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City_Barca_Bucs Oct 09, 2017 06:57 PM
This man should thank tinkies,his football ws coming to an end but tinkies revived it.ask Makola will tell you how good tinkies can make yu,even abo Gcaba looked better under him
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Matt@y2k Oct 09, 2017 06:33 PM
Just keep ur head up boy big up's. Kby I remain

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